cultural and environmental challenges.


The Hub is a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working at ‘new frontiers’ to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges.

areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.
organizations increasing dramatically.

organizations increasing


Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society. In the past three decades, the global citizen sector, led by social entrepreneurs, has grown exponentially. Just as the business sector experienced a tremendous spurt in productivity over the last century, the citizen sector is experiencing a similar revolution, with the number and sophistication of citizen organizations increasing dramatically.

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To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, they help their network of visionaries develop new solutions to society’s most difficult problems.

The Unreasonable Institute will unite 25 exceptional The Unreasonable Institute will unite 25 exceptional, young entrepreneurs for 6 weeks in the summer of 2011 in the beautiful, entrepreneurial city of Boulder, Colorado (ranked as 2008′s most intelligent city in the United States by Forbes). During that time, they’ll live and work with 60 world-class mentors, pitch their ventures to hundreds of investors in San Francisco and Boulder, obtain legal advice and design consulting, form relationships with up to 30 impact investment funds, and prepare to launch financially self-sustaining, globally scalable ventures that can serve the needs of at least one million people.


. StartingBloc educates, inspires and connects emerging leaders to drive social innovation across sectors. As StartingBloc Fellows ascend to positions of influence, they will use the StartingBloc network to launch innovative organizations, guide policies and spearhead cross-sector partnerships that tackle social, economic and environmental challenges around the world.

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onmental challenges around the world.


WeCreate focuses on building individual leaders that can create collective innovation and social transformation. We have developed and produced a pioneering peer-to-peer leadership and innovation coaching toolkit to give social innovators access to world-class coaching. We train, inspire and advise social innovators in national and local government and within leading global NGOs. We train community-level social entrepreneurs with the innovation and leadership tools used by Fortune 500 executives. We are developing a scaleable ‘employment through empowerment’ training program to support the most disadvantaged - homeless, street youth, former prisoners - to solve their own financial and fulfillment challenges by becoming micro social entrepreneurs solving their community’s problems.

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